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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 22, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

Yes, well American Beauty is an exceptionally well-recorded album for its day, and that really comes out in the new LP release on a good analog rig. I view the distortion in the multi-layered parts of The Other One on Anthem as part of the sound--not objectively good sound quality by any means, but a uniquely weird artistic vision. Similarly, no one would teach the un-remastered version of What's Become of the Baby as a model of music mastering, but for me it's one of the great tracks in the history of recorded sound.